Category: Health & Nutrition

Ancient Grains Explained

picture of wheat

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences There are always a number of nutritional trends out there, with a new one emerging nearly every day. Some of the more recent trends include the increased… Read More

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to incorporate healthy food… Read More

Grade Your Kitchen’s Cleanliness

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences If you are anything like me, kitchen cleanliness is very important. Everything is tidy and in its place, there is no expired food in the pantry or… Read More

Sunscreen Made Simple

sun protection items

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The sun is already scorching here in Wakulla County and it is not even officially summer yet. It is a constant and relentless companion when we are… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

cast iron skillets

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

reusable grocery bags

Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Demystifying Pressure Cooking

Pressure valve on pressure cooker

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Pressure cooking is a terrific way to cook delicious meals in half the time (or less!). Increasing the pressure inside the cooker increases the temperature faster, so… Read More

A Brief History of Our Sweet Addiction

high fructose corn syrup

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences America’s Sweet Tooth It sounds a bit morbid, but a corpse’s teeth can say a lot about their life, including what they ate and the state of… Read More

Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of implementing a few changes in our lives. We resolve to lose weight, eat healthier,… Read More